I have not tried the 2018 Rebel, but, IMHO, the earlier versions are not good kites for foiling. They are heavy, don’t drift well, and can be a pain if the kite Hindenburgs and the 5th line wraps around the kite.
Edges are too heavy. You won't get them out of the water with minimal wind conditions. Edges are very good in there highend. I sold my Edges and bought OR Flites.airsail wrote: ↑Sun May 27, 2018 7:45 pmI recently bought a race foil, Levitaz Bionic to complement my foil quiver, some days you just want to go fast.
I now find it is the kites which are lacking for this foil, just too slow. Experimented yesterday with a swap between my 12 mtr Aurora 2 and Switch 11 mtr Element 3 in the same wind conditions, about 10-12 knots.
The Element is quicker than the Aurora by about 2 knots, but probably woouldn't relaunch in the lulls. I'm now thinking of getting something like an 11 mtr Edge for those 11-14 knot winds we get a lot, too much for the Pansh to be comfortable and a 9 mtr Edge may not have the power, these race foils seem to like being powered.
Anyone regularly use Edges on their foils?
A small Sonic or Chrono is probably the best, but I have heard these small foils can be a pain to use regarding relaunch.
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